Individual Needs Assistant (Primary), Eastbourne

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Gildredge HouseEastbourne

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Starting salary: three point salary range starting at Point 13 on the Gildredge House Support Staff Scale 2017-18: £7,292pa pro rata (£16,230 FTE) rising to Point 15: £7,581pa pro rata (£16,872 FTE).
Contract term: Permanent

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 20th July 2018 at 9.00am

START DATE: September 2018 

INTERVIEWS: Tuesday 24th July 2018

HOURS OF WORK: Term time only, Monday to Friday, 20 hours per week

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to our Primary team as an Individual Needs Assistant. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join a fantastic team. For this role, the successful candidate must have experience in supporting a child on the autistic spectrum.

Our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement (June 2015) was only the start of the story. The challenge is to sustain and embed this excellence through every aspect of Gildredge House as it grows to full capacity in 2018/19.

At Gildredge House each individual is known and valued. Students are inspired to discover their passions and realise their academic potential. Your role will be essential in working alongside a student with additional needs and challenging behaviour to ensure they not only learn effectively, but also enjoy school and take a full part in wider school life. The successful candidate will work with the student both inside and outside of lessons and during social times to make sure their time at school is as enjoyable and meaningful as possible.

Gildredge House offers:

· continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19

· an expectation of high academic standards leading to Sixth Form studies

· strong discipline

· excellent pastoral care

· an extended school day and supervised prep for older students

· a range of extra-curricular activities for older students

· parent and community involvement

Our school motto: 'Aspire'

Starting salary: three point salary range starting at Point 13 on the Gildredge House Support Staff Scale 2017-18: £7,292pa pro rata (£16,230 FTE) rising to Point 15: £7,581pa pro rata (£16,872 FTE). You would be required to work 41 weeks per year (includes 36.4 weeks of term-time plus 1 week of INSET plus 3.6 weeks’ paid holiday), and 20 hours per week.

If you are interested in the position please download the Application Pack on our website at Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to by 9.00am on Friday 20th July 2018.

If you wish to discuss the post further, please contact the Assistant Head Teacher: Director of Lower School, Mrs Catherine Geldard 

Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

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More about Gildredge House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 400650
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